Anthropomorphic Nouns

Explaining things that come out of Washington

How would you describe different groups of animals?


We’re all familiar with a Herd of Cows
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Herd of Cows

a Flock of Chickens
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Flock of Chickens

a School of Fish
Anthropomorphic Nouns - School of Fish

a Gaggle of Geese
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Gaggle of Geese

a Pride of Lions
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Pride of Lions

a Murder of Crows
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Murder of Crows

an Exaltation of Doves
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Exaltation of Doves

a Parliament of Owls
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Parliament of Owls

Now consider a group of Baboons
Anthropomorphic Nouns - group of Baboons

Baboons are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all primates. And what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons?
Believe it or not... a Congress!

a Congress of Baboons
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Congress of Baboons

That pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington

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There's always a bigger fish. - Qui-Gon Jinn

We hold these semi-animal meetings. - Archie Bunker

Fish and visitors stink after three days. - Benjamin Franklin

Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to. - Mark Twain

Love is the net where hearts are caught like fish. - Muhammad Ali

Going to law is losing a cow for the sake of a cat. - Mark Twain

I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls. - Bible

Would a lion cheat on his wife? No, but a Tiger Would. - Unknown

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. - Gloria Steinem

A sushi chef has to spot the best-quality fresh fish instantly. - Nobu Matsuhisa

Corn can't expect justice from a court composed of chickens. - African Proverb

There is no distinctly American criminal class - except Congress. - Mark Twain

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats. - Benjamin Franklin

All the good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow. - Grant Wood

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it. - WC Fields

You should never hesitate to trade your cow for a handful of magic beans. - Tom Robbins

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere. - Groucho Marx

Is this chicken or is this fish? I know it's tuna but it says chicken of the sea. - Jessica Simpson

I went fishing with Rod Ewert. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish. - Steven Wright

Governing a large country is like frying a small fish. You spoil it with too much poking. - Lao-Tzu

We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress. - Will Rogers

The difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets. - Will Rogers

A moose is an animal with horns on the front of its head and a hunting lodge wall on the back of it. - Groucho Marx

I think the shocking thing to discover is the owls are not stupid and very feral, very hard to train. - Robbie Coltrane

I'm going to the Colonel next. I'm gonna get a big bucket of chicken chests and smashed potatoes. - Archie Bunker

If I don't work, I'll be sitting on the couch watching TV, eating popcorn and getting like a cow. - Celia Cruz

I rejoice that there are owls. They represent the stark twilight and unsatisfied thoughts which all have. - Henry David Thoreau

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. - Will Rogers

I'm a night owl, and luckily my profession supports that. The best ideas come to me in the dead of night. - Josh Fox

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. - Ogden Nash

They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men. - Clare Boothe Luce

The inauspiciousness of the owl is nothing but the inauspiciousness of the man who thinks that owl is inauspicious. - Mehmet Murat ildan

It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions. - Mark Twain

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this. - Bertrand Russell

He respects Owl, because you can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right. - A. A. Milne

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. - Oscar Wilde

The most dangerous person of the world is a member of the United States Congress just home from a three-day fact-finding trip. - Johnny Isakson

You are Mr. Owl. I am Ms. Hummingbird. We may come from different species but as long as you're a bird, I'm a bird too. - Glad Munaiseche

Canada is like an old cow. The West feeds it. Ontario and Quebec milk it. And you can well imagine what it's doing in the Maritimes. - Tommy Douglas

In New York, everybody looks great and is well dressed, but seeing someone in Ohio wearing Marc Jacobs is like spotting an owl in Central Park. Rare. - Isabel Gillies


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What Animals Dream Of

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19-Dec-2018